Whip it good!
One of this weekend's big movies is the roller-derby epic Whip It! with Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore. To celebrate, we sent reporter Dalia Colón to try out for the Tampa Bay Derby Darlins. And on Saturday, you can get up close and personal (really personal) with the Darlins' during a street run in Ybor City. Page 35.
Ride the lightning!
This week's Tampa Bay music calendar is ALL ABOUT FREAKING ROCK. Metallica! The Killers! The Black Crowes! GWAR! Alice Cooper! Paula Cole! Well, maybe not so much on that last one. Still, we've got a guide to the best music of the weekend. Pages 27-29.
As everyone knows, October is when all the ghosts, vampires, wolfmen and mummies come out to play. That's certainly the case at three big zoo and theme park Halloween events this month: Howl-O-Scream, Halloween Horror Nights and ZooBoo. Get our reviews of each haunted party on PageS 30-31.
Oooh, sexy vampires!
Not that we'd ever accuse Twilight fans of taking their favorite book and movie too seriously ... but we're surprised people are willing to shell out close to $500 for Twilight- and True Blood-themed studio portraits. Talk about blood money! Page 57